Miracle of Weeping Madonna Takes London by Surprise

Life is a mystery.

Just ask the folks in London, where a billboard of pop singer Madonna mysteriously began weeping fluorescent yellow paint late Monday night, the U.K. Daily Mail reports.

It won't take an investigator from the Vatican, however, to figure out whether this bleeding Madonna was a divine miracle. Vandals, the paper says, cut a hole in the eye and poured the bright paint out onto the ad.

Click here to see a photograph of the weeping Madonna.

The larger-than-life advertisement touted the Material Girl's brand of clothing at retailer H&M, and it's expected to cost nearly $12,000 to replace it.

"We are looking into this, to see how it has happened," a spokesman for the clothing store told the Daily Mail.

Until then, London gets a Technicolor treat.

Don't Litter Around 'Butt Hero' ... You Might Get Burned

Canada's newest celebrity isn't an actor or a comedian. He's a regular guy who hates it when people litter.

Claude Landry was helping friend Martin Thibaudeau test out his new video camera recently on the streets of Montreal when he noticed a man dumping his ashtray on the sidewalk, CTV News in Canada reports.

That's when Landry decided to commit some vigilante justice. He scooped the ashes up, threw them on the driver's lap and made a break for it.

"I was angry," Landry told CTV Montreal.

Thibaudeau captured the incident on tape, which he uploaded to YouTube, giving Landry some instant celebrity.

Click here to watch the hero in action.

"He's always hated people littering," Thibaudeau told CTV. "He's been telling people that for a while. But I've never seen him do anything like that, that's for sure."

More than 2,000 people have viewed the clip, helping to dub Landry the "Cigarette Butt Hero." Even Montreal's mayor is impressed and may arrange a visit to city hall.

For Landry, the experience left him feeling a bit like Batman.

"May you be Robin?" he asked Thibaudeau in the video.

"Sure, I'll be your Robin," the cameraman replied. "But I have to wear the tights."

How Kids Are Not Like Laundry

AMANDA, Ohio (AP) — A substitute teacher's tool for silencing chatty kindergartners — clothespins — doesn't wash with school officials.

Four boys said spring-type clothespins were placed over their upper or lower lips for talking too much in class, Amanda-Clearcreek Primary School principal Mike Johnsen wrote in a letter to parents this week.

Ruth Ann Stoneburner, a retired school nurse who had worked as a substitute for several years, confirmed to Johnsen that she had used the clothespin discipline March 26, he said.

Stoneburner will not work again in the Amanda-Clearcreek district and was being reported to the state education department, Superintendent J.B. Dick said Wednesday.

Officials found out about the discipline after a parent complained. The students weren't hurt, but the punishment isn't condoned by the district, Dick said.

Stoneburner could not be reached for comment at phone listings under her last name in Amanda, which is about 25 miles southeast of Columbus.

What's the Point in Running If You Won't Vote for Yourself?

MISSOURI CITY, Mo. (AP) — A small-town Missouri candidate did not exactly lose an election this week, but it was no victory.

Joe Selle, who was running unopposed for City Council, did not get any votes at all. Not even his own.

Selle, 42, said he simply forgot that Tuesday was election day, and apparently so did his district's other 34 registered voters.

The result was zero votes cast in Selle's race, but the city charter lets him keep the seat unless someone else is "successfully elected and qualified," the city attorney said.

Selle, a professional musician, was recently appointed to fill a council vacancy and had been seeking a full term.

He said he saw other residents at the school where the voting was held, "but it never occurred to me that's what they were there for."

"It's pretty small-town stuff down here, man," Selle said of the Missouri River town of about 300 people, 16 miles northeast of Kansas City.

Turnout was better in a neighboring district, where two people voted.

Leggo My Egg Oh!

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The governor's office isn't calling for an investigation, but officials would rather it doesn't happen again — a college student from Illinois decorated Wyoming's state Easter egg.

Philip M. LeDonne of Elmhurst, Ill., decorated the "Wyoming" egg unveiled this week at the annual State Egg Display at the White House Visitor Center. First Lady Laura Bush posed for an official photo with the 51 eggs, one from each state and the District of Columbia.

The American Egg Board had LeDonne, the son of an "administrative person" at the board, decorate the egg after it couldn't locate a Wyoming egg artist, said board director of state programs Christine Bushway.

Cara Eastwood, spokeswoman for Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal, said no one contacted the governor's office about finding a Wyoming artist.

Camellia El-Antably, deputy manager of the Wyoming Arts Council, said the other eggs showed "real thought" in how they represent their state.

"We're disappointed that we were not contacted to be asked to help find an artist who could represent our state," El-Antably said. "And we hope in the future to have an artist that can represent Wyoming."

Compiled by FOXNews.com's Sara Bonisteel.

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